Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's OVER! 032609

Yayyyyyyyy all my finals are over! My last one was this morning and I'm so relieved. My first semester is done and I am very glad. Tomorrow I start my vacation and it's very much needed :) I'll see you in a week or so. Enjoy your spring break!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday 032509

Today is a sad day for me, it's my last day to be on the Flutterby Team but you know sometimes you have to rearrange your schedule and April is going to be a very busy month for me. Thankfully Danni has been gracious enough to allow me to play again when time permits. Today we had a sketch challenge from Maria and it's a great sketch. Unfortunately for me for some reason my pc would not download the sketch or save it. I finally had a peek at it in very tiny size at the bottom of Danni's email so I hope I got everything LOL. If you check Danni's blog not only will she have the sketch for you to look at she's also having BLOG CANDYYYYYYYYYYYY. Yep it's the 50th week of her Flutterby Wednesday so please check out what she has in store for you!

Also this week is Catherine St. Clair is her guest designer so there is a lot for you to see. Have a great Wednesday everyone!

PPS DT Challenge 032509

I LOVE this sketch!!! I only wish I had a scallop big enough for it :( Guess I'll be checking into some bigger circle nesties LOL.
This slug bug is super cute isn't it? Makes you wish you had one to go out cruisin in! I left my sentiment off for now so that I am able to use the card for anything upcoming. I can't wait to make another one using retro orange. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Template Tuesday 032409

This week our sketch came to us via Kimmie and I'm sad to say this is her last week with us. She has so much going on that it was time for her to cut back and I have to say I understand completely. I was a little at a loss on this sketch so I rotated it and ended up using it as a thank you for my daughters basketball coach. She did such a good job this year with the girls and I know we all appreciated her very much. *** If you don't have any copics you should at least try the skin colored one.......just a recommendation from me LOL. I love my copics.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Madness

Well it's my "finals week" for my first semester at school and I'm very relieved to have made it! I had a paper due in one class and two finals to complete this week. Tomorrow is my Med Term and Thursday is Anat Physiology. I'm more worried about that one but I know it will be fine. I've been reviewing and studying a lot lately. Next week is Spring Break and we are taking a vacation and it's MUCH needed at this point LOL. My blog will be on hold next week so I hope you'll be patient and take some time with me to enjoy yourself! You deserve it!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

PinkPaperyStudios 031809

Welcome home! I think this new soon to be released image is so cute. I had a little bit of fun, ok a lot of fun coloring it and thinking how cute it was. Wherever you live I hope you have a bit of fun today! Please make sure to check out PinkPaperyStudios for all the latest releases and the other DT blogs.

Flutterby Wednesday 031809

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all having a great week so far. I am studying for finals next week and trying to get ready for Spring Break vacation. I'm really looking forward to it and need the break before I start my next semester. This week I enjoyed just sitting and coloring images to relax so I hope you enjoy the flutterby. I tried to make it look like a Monarch since those are my favorites. Please make sure you visit all the FB girls blogs and see what beautiful creations they come up with!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Template Tuesday 031709

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!! Are you wearing green? I feel some pinches coming on :)
This week our sketch came from the lovely Miss Angela. I ended up rotating mine since my image was a little large but I really like this sketch and will definitely use it again. I bought a new green tshirt to wear to class today so hopefully I'm safe! LOL. Have a great one and don't drink too much green beer!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A giggle a day.......031609

You know I always mention it's important to laugh each day...well when I got this image in the mail I did laugh. I had memories of when Elmo came out on Sesame Street and then my sister telling me about the Alphabet Elmo which I then went crazy looking for in the stores and yes I mean Alphabet Elmo not Tickle Me Elmo. This one came out the year prior and my daughter just LOVED it but once he became so popular we couldn't take him anywhere for fear someone would take him. Anyway I received this random image from Danni who sent it for our monthly image challenge and I had so much fun thinking of all the Elmo things and also just making something outside of my normal images. Thanks for a great one girls!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Retro (non handmade) cards 031409

Ok so I have always loved Dollfacepunk and in fact do own one of her today when I see she has added cards to her collection I had to go peek. No they are not handmade but they are retro (which I LOVE) and they are truly funny. If you like retro please give Bobbi's site a check. You'll enjoy it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Fun 031309

Do you have any superstitions about Friday the 13th? I forgot all about it until someone mentioned it on the radio LOL so I suppose I don't. Plus I own a black cat so I better not have any issues with it :) Today I wanted to share some really cool paint chips I received in a swap. I love when I get items from Zindy because she goes above and beyond the norm. Check out what she made using the paint chips we exchanged......aren't they fabulous? I'll have a hard time wanting to use them on anything LOL.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beautiful 031209

Happy Thursday! Wish me luck today I have a big test in my Med Term class and it's probably our last one before the finals. I'm getting very tense towards the end of this semester. Maybe once it's actually finals week I'll settle down :) I'd love to just be able to relax and settle down with a good magazine or book right now so this new digi image from PPS just jumped out at me. Remember the big pink rollers we used to use sometimes to have the biggest hair on the planet? LOL oh the 80's don't you miss them? LOL. I included a close up trying to get the new Shimmer product to appear better but not sure it's as sparkly/shimmery on the blog as it is in person. You really will love it if you get some and the prices are really reasonable. I love using it can you tell? Hahahha.

PS - Danni thanks for helping me with the preposting on my blog!!!! It's working really well for me!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PPS Sketch Challenge 031109

Today from our PPS Design Team we were to use this sketch and one of the new images to be released soon. We also had to use pink, turquoise and black. Easier said than done I'll say LOL. I kept thinking it would be easy to use that combo but I admit I struggled with it. You know it went like this........maybe I should have used lighter pink, maybe I should have used more black.......LOL. It turned out ok in the end I think :) I hope you'll try this sketch it's really fun and easy to whip something up using it. Please make sure you visit PPS for some new images and also the other DT members blogs today! ENJOY your week!
Thanks Valarie for a great sketch!

Flutterby Wednesday 031109

Today our challenge was to use a flutterby with flowers so I dug out my old but so wonderful "foam" SU set to use. I just love this set and am glad to have it but sure hate the foam hahahah. I used the new "shimmer" from PPS found here to color it and in person it's such a soft pretty shimmer/sparkle. I am having a hard time capturing it with my camera but trust me it's pretty to look at. I hope you are all having a great week so far and make sure you check all the FB girls blogs for some wonderful card. Thanks Danni for letting us play!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Template Tuesday 031009

Oh my lordy I did not like the way my card turned out.....I think this is a great sketch overall, it just did not turn out for me and since it's the last minute I didn't have time to get another one done. I left the sentiment blank so it could be used for anything at the last minute. Please make sure you check out the other Template Tuesday girls blogs for some really cute cards!
Melinda you did an awesome job with this one, I think I'll work on it some more and see if I come up with something I like better :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Madness 030909

Where have I been? Let's see we are now done with wrestling since my son injured his back and is now in Physical Therapy and just plain grumpy. My daughter still is going strong with her basketball program and we won't be done until March 22nd. I'm really tired LOL. I have two weeks to go until Finals week so I'll be pretty tied up the next couple weeks studying and where will I find a spare minute? I have no clue but I'm looking for some. :)
I hope you all had a chance to visit PPS and see the new images. This is one of my favorites, I don't drink beer and I sure can't imagine drinking green beer but it sure looks fun. I have discovered a new product from PPS and I LOVEEEEE it. It's called Shimmer and you just paint it on to whatever you color. I added some of the moss colored shimmer to the green on her beer and her shirt. It's so easy to use and I hope you try it soon, you can check out all the colors and sizes here.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Digi Image Info for Sneak Peek PPS 030709

I thought I'd share with you some quick information on the "Digi Images" from PPS. When you purchase an image it will be sent to you in a JPG format. All you need to do is open the attachment, right click and select "save picture as"......then I open mine up and put a few on the page so I can either play with colors, paper piece or just decide how I want to decorate the image. Paper piecing is easy as pie as well, just print on your printed paper and cut out and adhere to image on white cardstock that you already printed. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of us or email Amy herself ok? Have fun shopping! PS - yep this is a new image isn't she fabulous? I think she's very ME right now LOL. All I do is read my textbooks these days :)

New Release PPS 030709

Make sure you visit PinkPaperyStudios today!!!! There are new releases in store!

I'm at my sons triple dual wrestling meet today but I'll be back later with some sample cards for you to look at :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Scorpal Feb Mingle Card 030609

I wanted to share this gorgeous card that I received from Kris on the scorpal group. Last month we had a "mingle" and exchanged grid cards with another member. Kris hit me so perfectly didn't she? I just love it. Thanks Kris for the card and all the info on Wrestling! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lucky You

This is my new favorite digi image from PPS isn't she fun??? I used the Template Tuesday sketch and just rotated it a bit. There are so many cute images coming out, please make sure you visit the site as well as the girls blogs (espcially Lindsay hint hint).......for some great cards and images! Lucky Charms here I come :)

Flutterby Wednesday 030409

Another week has gone by and I am enjoying the relaxation of working with flutterbys. This image is from Inkadinkadoo and comes with a full set of different stamps to use. I only added touches of color to it in order to keep it clean and simple and set off the paper. Please make sure to check out the other FB blogs and see what beautiful creations they have made.

I'll be back later today with a sneak peek of a new digi image!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Template Tuesday 030309

I had no recollection that this week was "my sketch" LOL but when I made this card I had a lot of fun.........yes I love circles. I know the other girls are tired of them so I'll be better on my next turn LOL. I love Template Tuesdays and I hope you will play along this week. Please check out the other girls blogs as well. They have wonderful ideas!